Period
to 19 February 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Analytical Skills in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Analytical Skills over the 6 months to 19 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Analytical Skills
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 26 27 25
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Analytical Skills 9,071 11,669 13,924
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.31% 7.70% 7.93%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.99% 19.44% 20.53%
Number of salaries quoted 6,640 8,351 9,882
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,812 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.38% +4.87% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,515 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.85% +0.03% +6.25%

Analytical Skills is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 47,766 60,039 67,815
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.51% 39.62% 38.63%
Number of salaries quoted 36,722 45,533 52,792
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%
10th Percentile £30,250 £29,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% +4.65% +1.18%

Analytical Skills
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Analytical Skills as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Analytical Skills in the UK

Analytical Skills
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Analytical Skills.

Salary trend for Analytical Skills in the UK

Analytical Skills
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Analytical Skills over the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Analytical Skills in the UK

Analytical Skills
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Analytical Skills within the UK over the 6 months to 19 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +2 8,396 £52,500 +5.00% 1,892
UK excluding London 0 5,134 £45,000 +5.85% 1,432
London -4 3,724 £60,000 +4.35% 594
South East +4 1,516 £50,000 +11.11% 345
North of England +1 1,168 £42,500 -5.56% 382
Midlands -4 817 £43,000 +11.69% 238
North West -2 614 £42,500 -5.56% 217
East of England 0 575 £47,500 +11.76% 175
South West +5 561 £40,000 -5.88% 160
West Midlands -2 555 £42,500 +13.33% 146
Yorkshire +8 437 £43,000 +1.18% 141
Scotland +2 334 £47,500 +5.56% 75
East Midlands -5 261 £45,000 +5.88% 92
Wales -6 131 £38,500 +4.78% 51
North East -2 118 £37,500 -6.25% 24
Northern Ireland -3 36 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Isle of Man +1 6 £49,000 -2.00%
Channel Islands +5 3 £33,000 -12.00% 2

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, IT jobs citing Analytical Skills also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Analytical Skills.

1 3,954 (43.59%) Problem-Solving
2 2,738 (30.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2,570 (28.33%) SQL
4 2,295 (25.30%) Finance
5 1,789 (19.72%) Degree
6 1,772 (19.53%) Microsoft
7 1,595 (17.58%) Analytics
8 1,292 (14.24%) Business Intelligence
9 1,246 (13.74%) SQL Server
9 1,246 (13.74%) Python
10 1,152 (12.70%) Azure
11 1,011 (11.15%) C#
12 992 (10.94%) Windows
13 976 (10.76%) Project Management
14 965 (10.64%) Java
15 960 (10.58%) JavaScript
16 929 (10.24%) Linux
17 918 (10.12%) .NET
18 849 (9.36%) Computer Science
19 786 (8.66%) AWS
20 777 (8.57%) Scrum
21 769 (8.48%) Microsoft Excel
22 730 (8.05%) ITIL
23 723 (7.97%) Decision-Making
24 713 (7.86%) DevOps
25 704 (7.76%) Self-Motivation
26 702 (7.74%) HTML
27 692 (7.63%) Oracle
28 690 (7.61%) Marketing
29 671 (7.40%) Software Engineering

Analytical Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 244 (2.69%) SharePoint
2 240 (2.65%) Apache Spark
3 223 (2.46%) Confluence
4 142 (1.57%) IIS
5 138 (1.52%) Apache
5 138 (1.52%) SAS
6 111 (1.22%) CMS
7 86 (0.95%) MS Exchange
8 60 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
9 55 (0.61%) WebSphere
10 52 (0.57%) Skype for Business
11 46 (0.51%) Tomcat
11 46 (0.51%) WebLogic
12 44 (0.49%) Apache Airflow
13 40 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 36 (0.40%) Jupyter
15 33 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
16 32 (0.35%) nginx
17 24 (0.26%) WordPress
18 23 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 769 (8.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 565 (6.23%) Microsoft Office
3 233 (2.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 133 (1.47%) MS Visio
5 94 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
6 63 (0.69%) SPSS
7 51 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
8 36 (0.40%) Sketch
9 25 (0.28%) InVision
10 18 (0.20%) Photoshop
11 14 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 13 (0.14%) OrCAD
13 11 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
13 11 (0.12%) Zeplin
14 10 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
15 9 (0.099%) Chatbot
16 8 (0.088%) Adobe XD
16 8 (0.088%) Figma
17 6 (0.066%) InDesign
18 5 (0.055%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 130 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
3 36 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 34 (0.37%) Magento
5 31 (0.34%) NetSuite
6 29 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
7 26 (0.29%) assyst
8 19 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
8 19 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
8 19 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
8 19 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 18 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
10 17 (0.19%) HFM
10 17 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
11 16 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
12 15 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
12 15 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
13 14 (0.15%) SAP ERP
14 13 (0.14%) Documaker
14 13 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1,152 (12.70%) Azure
2 786 (8.66%) AWS
3 642 (7.08%) Power Platform
4 438 (4.83%) Office 365
5 335 (3.69%) SaaS
6 247 (2.72%) GCP
7 142 (1.57%) Google Analytics
8 127 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
9 116 (1.28%) PaaS
10 107 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
11 89 (0.98%) IaaS
12 74 (0.82%) Serverless
13 64 (0.71%) Azure Data Factory
14 58 (0.64%) GitHub
15 57 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
16 49 (0.54%) Amazon S3
17 46 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
18 45 (0.50%) PowerApps
19 43 (0.47%) Adobe Analytics
20 36 (0.40%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 339 (3.74%) Firewall
2 251 (2.77%) LAN
3 245 (2.70%) Internet
4 237 (2.61%) TCP/IP
5 227 (2.50%) WAN
6 210 (2.32%) DNS
7 158 (1.74%) VPN
8 139 (1.53%) DHCP
9 137 (1.51%) Wireless
10 126 (1.39%) Network Security
11 122 (1.34%) VoIP
12 75 (0.83%) BGP
13 59 (0.65%) MPLS
13 59 (0.65%) OSPF
14 57 (0.63%) Intrusion Detection
14 57 (0.63%) SAN
15 56 (0.62%) HTTP
16 55 (0.61%) VLAN
17 51 (0.56%) Skype
18 48 (0.53%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,246 (13.74%) SQL Server
2 622 (6.86%) Power BI
3 600 (6.61%) Data Warehouse
4 551 (6.07%) Big Data
5 409 (4.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 368 (4.06%) Relational Database
7 332 (3.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 245 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 228 (2.51%) Hadoop
10 219 (2.41%) MySQL
11 207 (2.28%) NoSQL
12 179 (1.97%) Data Lake
13 163 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
14 143 (1.58%) QlikView
15 130 (1.43%) Amazon Redshift
16 126 (1.39%) Data Mining
17 116 (1.28%) MongoDB
18 110 (1.21%) Apache Hive
18 110 (1.21%) BusinessObjects
19 104 (1.15%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 590 (6.50%) Git (software)
2 532 (5.86%) JIRA
3 230 (2.54%) Jenkins
4 194 (2.14%) Selenium
5 182 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 160 (1.76%) Visual Studio
7 97 (1.07%) Bitbucket
8 90 (0.99%) Maven
9 87 (0.96%) Cucumber
10 81 (0.89%) WebDriver
11 67 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
12 66 (0.73%) JUnit
13 64 (0.71%) JMeter
14 60 (0.66%) webpack
15 59 (0.65%) Postman
16 58 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
17 57 (0.63%) Subversion
18 54 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 48 (0.53%) SpecFlow
20 47 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2,295 (25.30%) Finance
2 690 (7.61%) Marketing
3 576 (6.35%) Retail
4 462 (5.09%) Banking
5 293 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 246 (2.71%) Legal
7 221 (2.44%) Manufacturing
8 200 (2.20%) Public Sector
9 167 (1.84%) Law
10 141 (1.55%) Games
11 127 (1.40%) Advertising
12 104 (1.15%) Front Office
13 73 (0.80%) Financial Institution
14 71 (0.78%) Back Office
15 69 (0.76%) Billing
16 67 (0.74%) Electronics
17 66 (0.73%) Automotive
17 66 (0.73%) Publishing
18 62 (0.68%) Investment Banking
19 60 (0.66%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2,122 (23.39%) Analyst
2 1,713 (18.88%) Developer
3 571 (6.29%) Architect
4 528 (5.82%) Business Analyst
5 464 (5.12%) Consultant
6 356 (3.92%) Data Analyst
7 331 (3.65%) Senior Developer
8 268 (2.95%) Software Engineer
9 252 (2.78%) Project Manager
10 245 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
11 242 (2.67%) Software Developer
12 213 (2.35%) Solutions Architect
13 207 (2.28%) Support Analyst
14 202 (2.23%) Data Engineer
14 202 (2.23%) Support Engineer
15 197 (2.17%) Administrator
16 193 (2.13%) .NET Developer
17 192 (2.12%) Java Developer
18 191 (2.11%) Business Intelligence Analyst
19 178 (1.96%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 918 (10.12%) .NET
2 702 (7.74%) HTML
3 569 (6.27%) CSS
4 398 (4.39%) Web Services
5 364 (4.01%) AngularJS
6 308 (3.40%) ASP.NET
7 270 (2.98%) REST
8 260 (2.87%) XML
9 240 (2.65%) React
10 236 (2.60%) HTML5
11 205 (2.26%) jQuery
12 185 (2.04%) Node.js
13 171 (1.89%) SOAP
14 165 (1.82%) Kafka
15 164 (1.81%) Spring
16 146 (1.61%) .NET Framework
16 146 (1.61%) RESTful
17 136 (1.50%) CSS3
18 134 (1.48%) Middleware
19 123 (1.36%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 704 (7.76%) Self-Motivation
2 511 (5.63%) Management Information System
3 493 (5.43%) User Experience
4 243 (2.68%) Algorithms
5 232 (2.56%) Analytical Mindset
6 196 (2.16%) Mobile App
7 188 (2.07%) Data Structures
8 177 (1.95%) Data Centre
9 172 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
10 141 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
11 102 (1.12%) Virtual Team
12 97 (1.07%) Social Media
13 88 (0.97%) Cloud Native
14 83 (0.92%) Driving Licence
15 82 (0.90%) Derivative
16 81 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
17 63 (0.69%) Public Cloud
18 62 (0.68%) Hedge funds
19 56 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 55 (0.61%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 992 (10.94%) Windows
2 929 (10.24%) Linux
3 391 (4.31%) Unix
4 289 (3.19%) Windows Server
5 150 (1.65%) Android
6 149 (1.64%) Windows 10
7 137 (1.51%) Apple iOS
8 81 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 79 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
10 71 (0.78%) Windows 7
11 49 (0.54%) CentOS
12 48 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
13 33 (0.36%) Ubuntu
14 30 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
15 29 (0.32%) Mac OS
16 28 (0.31%) Solaris
17 23 (0.25%) Windows 8
18 22 (0.24%) AIX
19 17 (0.19%) Fedora
20 13 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,954 (43.59%) Problem-Solving
2 2,738 (30.18%) Agile Software Development
3 1,595 (17.58%) Analytics
4 1,292 (14.24%) Business Intelligence
5 976 (10.76%) Project Management
6 849 (9.36%) Computer Science
7 777 (8.57%) Scrum
8 730 (8.05%) ITIL
9 723 (7.97%) Decision-Making
10 713 (7.86%) DevOps
11 671 (7.40%) Software Engineering
12 665 (7.33%) Stakeholder Management
13 664 (7.32%) Analytical Thinking
14 649 (7.15%) SDLC
15 614 (6.77%) Visualisation
16 601 (6.63%) Data Modelling
17 598 (6.59%) Data Analysis
18 583 (6.43%) Data Science
19 549 (6.05%) Mentoring
20 548 (6.04%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2,570 (28.33%) SQL
2 1,246 (13.74%) Python
3 1,011 (11.15%) C#
4 965 (10.64%) Java
5 960 (10.58%) JavaScript
6 427 (4.71%) C
7 356 (3.92%) R
8 352 (3.88%) T-SQL
9 321 (3.54%) C++
10 238 (2.62%) PowerShell
11 215 (2.37%) TypeScript
12 189 (2.08%) PHP
13 175 (1.93%) PL/SQL
14 172 (1.90%) VBA
15 144 (1.59%) Scala
16 135 (1.49%) Bash Shell
17 115 (1.27%) VB.NET
18 110 (1.21%) Shell Script
19 93 (1.03%) VB
20 78 (0.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1,789 (19.72%) Degree
2 379 (4.18%) Security Cleared
3 351 (3.87%) Computer Science Degree
4 241 (2.66%) SC Cleared
5 206 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
6 167 (1.84%) CCNA
7 161 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 138 (1.52%) Master's Degree
9 135 (1.49%) CISSP
10 126 (1.39%) ISTQB
11 111 (1.22%) DV Cleared
12 97 (1.07%) PhD
13 95 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
14 91 (1.00%) MCSE
15 89 (0.98%) CCNP
16 85 (0.94%) CISM
17 81 (0.89%) ISEB
18 74 (0.82%) PMI Certification
19 62 (0.68%) MCSA
19 62 (0.68%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 519 (5.72%) QA
2 276 (3.04%) Data Quality
3 273 (3.01%) SLA
4 148 (1.63%) GDPR
5 130 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 94 (1.04%) PMO
7 47 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 46 (0.51%) NIST
8 46 (0.51%) PCI DSS
9 34 (0.37%) Actionable Recommendations
9 34 (0.37%) COBIT
10 31 (0.34%) GAAP
11 21 (0.23%) IFRS
12 18 (0.20%) IFRS 9
13 15 (0.17%) GxP
14 14 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 12 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
16 11 (0.12%) ISO 22301
17 10 (0.11%) MiFID
18 9 (0.099%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 470 (5.18%) Active Directory
2 291 (3.21%) Docker
3 284 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 95 (1.05%) vSphere
5 80 (0.88%) Hyper-V
6 65 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
7 50 (0.55%) Firmware
8 35 (0.39%) XenApp
9 32 (0.35%) Apache Flume
10 29 (0.32%) HDFS
11 22 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
12 20 (0.22%) BitLocker
13 19 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
14 18 (0.20%) NFS
15 17 (0.19%) Terminal Services
15 17 (0.19%) Xen
16 16 (0.18%) vCloud
17 14 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
17 14 (0.15%) VirtualBox
17 14 (0.15%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 198 (2.18%) Kubernetes
2 125 (1.38%) Terraform
3 116 (1.28%) Ansible
4 112 (1.23%) SCCM
5 80 (0.88%) Puppet
6 52 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
7 46 (0.51%) Kibana
8 37 (0.41%) Nagios
8 37 (0.41%) WSUS
9 35 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
9 35 (0.39%) Oozie
10 30 (0.33%) vCenter Server
11 29 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
12 28 (0.31%) SCOM
13 26 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 24 (0.26%) HP ALM
15 23 (0.25%) logstash
16 20 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
17 19 (0.21%) ZABBIX
18 18 (0.20%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1,772 (19.53%) Microsoft
2 692 (7.63%) Oracle
3 520 (5.73%) Tableau
4 392 (4.32%) VMware
5 341 (3.76%) Google
6 331 (3.65%) Cisco
7 279 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
8 274 (3.02%) SAP
9 136 (1.50%) Adobe
10 135 (1.49%) HP
11 127 (1.40%) Citrix
12 122 (1.34%) IBM
13 102 (1.12%) Red Hat
14 101 (1.11%) WorldPay
15 99 (1.09%) ServiceNow
16 98 (1.08%) Teradata
17 96 (1.06%) Alteryx
17 96 (1.06%) Juniper
18 84 (0.93%) Cadence
19 77 (0.85%) Blue Prism